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Van strikes two WDC students just after school
Wadena Veteran's Park moves forward
Wadena business owner defies disability
Van strikes two WDC students just after school
Courts March 13
City continues electrical upgrades with SE transformer project
Hanson named Blue Devils' MVP
Bowling scores March 13
Nuggets hand Wolverines 58-34 playoff loss
Archery scores March 13
Vikings chopping but so far chips are small
Ben W. Meinhardt
Foto Find March 13
'Mr. Peabody and Sherman' fun family film
Five Wings announces $43,000 available for artists
Conclusion to Titanic of the Great Lakes Sinks
Irma Allen to play piano with WDC Band at March 10
New secure Veteran Health Identification Cards issued
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Your Letters March 6
Horizons: Businesses succeed through creative adaptation
Spring sports are quickly approaching
Knowledge Bowl team earns fourth at regional competition
Hobo Hot Bake
Local piano students win at MMTA contest
Bruer, May graduate from Bemidji State
Area students earn honors at several colleges, universities
News by State
July 24, 2012
Minnesota would reap profit from federal health law changes
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota could collect $42 million more over five years due to new federal health-care laws, although insurance companies and small businesses say new laws will cost them much more. Much of the new state money would come from higher taxes and other expenses paid by Minnesota...
July 24, 2012 - 3:58pm
July 11, 2012
Officials eye late-August disaster legislative session
ST. PAUL - State leaders are shooting for a special legislative session in late August, but they must wait until federal officials decide what aid they will provide after last month's northeastern Minnesota flooding. Gov. Mark Dayton hosted the four legislative leaders Wednesday...
July 11, 2012 - 3:34pm
July 10, 2012
$288 million in requests for $47.5 million
ST. PAUL - Ninety applicants want $288 million for public works projects across Minnesota, state officials announced this afternoon, but just $47.5 million is available. "We were impressed by the volume and quality of the projects submitted for capital project grants," said Commissioner...
July 10, 2012 - 3:32pm
Amendment proposals become legal battles over words
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Supreme Court is being asked to mediate battles over words in a pair of constitutional amendment proposals voters will decide Nov. 6. The latest squabble to land in the high court came Monday when Republicans sued Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie...
July 10, 2012 - 1:43pm
July 9, 2012
Ritchie sued over ballot title change, then alters another title
ST. PAUL - Republicans took Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to court this morning for changing the title of a proposed constitutional amendment, then he changed the title of the second amendment going in front of voters on Nov. 6. Just after noon, the secretary announced...
July 9, 2012 - 5:04pm
Obama signs bill to ban synthetic drugs
ST. PAUL - A federal bill banning synthetic substances that mimic traditional illegal drugs is now law. President Barack Obama today signed a food and drug safety bill into law; it contains provisions outlawing synthetic drugs such as 2C-E and "spice." "In Minnesota and across the...
July 9, 2012 - 4:55pm
Marriage amendment backers ask court to overturn title
ST. PAUL - Supporters of a constitutional amendment proposal to ban gay marriage are asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to reject a rewritten title that voters will see when they vote on the proposal Nov.
July 9, 2012 - 10:49am
June 29, 2012
Health care dispute keeps on giving
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota House minority leader declared that the U.S. Supreme Court settled "once and for all" the federal health-care law dispute. The state's senior U.S. senator said the court put "the law above politics." Yes and no. It is a complex issue, and one that is far...
June 29, 2012 - 1:16pm
June 19, 2012
June is when it falls into place in Minnesota
Have you ever noticed the pieces seem to fall into place in June? Minnesotans spend so much time dealing with the elements and the other trials of life they let June sneak up on them. Those cold winter months are gone and the ugliness of early spring is just a memory. The bare trees...
outdoors / opinion
June 19, 2012 - 8:43pm
May 30, 2012
Cities, conservationists say farmers pollute too much
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota city and conservation leaders say farmers contribute most pollution to state waters but do too little to prevent the damage or fix it. They told reporters Tuesday that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency needs to take action by ordering farmers to lower their...
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am
May 25, 2012
Obama signs law restoring Guard members' leave
ST. PAUL -- The Pentagon will restore military personnel leave time that was stripped from nearly 50,000 soldiers in October. President Barack Obama Friday signed into law a bill co-sponsored by all of Minnesota's congressional delegation that will return up to 27 days of paid leave...
May 25, 2012 - 4:52pm
May 16, 2012
Explore Minnesota Concerts & Performances
This listing is brought to you by Explore Minnesota Tourism. To match up these events with local lodgings, go to http://exploreminnesota.com/places-to-stay/index.aspx - Eric Church - The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour at the Target Center in Minneapolis, May 17 - B.B. King...
May 16, 2012 - 2:18pm
April 19, 2012
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and from Virginia to California, the traffic safety community has a simple message for...
April 19, 2012 - 2:40pm
April 15, 2012
Crucial draft on tap for Vikings' foundering ship
The Minnesota Vikings are less than two weeks away from one of the most crucial college drafts in the 52-year history of their team. The Vikes have been spiraling downward since the 2009 season for a variety of reasons. They had a terrific offense that year led by veteran quarterback...
sports / opinion
April 15, 2012 - 1:36pm
April 8, 2012
Your Letters: Lower the age for free fishing licenses
With the fishing license renewal date fast approaching, did you know that if you are 90 years old or older you can get a free fishing license in the state of Minnesota? My question to all is, why 90 years? How many people 90 or older go fishing? I doubt if there are many as they would...
April 8, 2012 - 6:17pm